ACAP-Hickory, a local chapter of ACAPcommunity, offers FREE educational programs to adult-child caregivers, other family caregivers and professionals in the Hickory, NC area. Programs are held the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory. Hope you will join us!
Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 12, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church — 2780 N Center St., Hickory (beside Publix)
Presenter: Kathy Long, RN, Retired as Vice President of Adult Services at Senior Services, Winston-Salem, NC
Although Alzheimer’s is the type of dementia we seem to hear about most often, it is only one of more than 120 forms of dementia, a debilitating condition that affects every detail of a person’s life, significantly impacts the family and is now considered a public health priority. The June 12 ACAP Hickory will offer attendees a deeper understanding of dementia and provide tools and resources to help care for a loved one with dementia, now and in the future. Attendees will become aware of differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s, discover interventions to assist with behavioral issues, learn examples of self-care needed during caregiving, and gain essentials necessary to maintain balance in personal, family and work life.
Ms. Kathy Long, the June ACAP Hickory speaker, graduated from NC Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1973 and received her BSN in 1993, later finding her niche in geriatric nursing. She has been in leadership roles most of her career and has received national recognition for her nursing and leadership skills. Although Ms. Long recently retired, she maintains her Gerontological Nurses Certification and her status as a National Certified Practitioner Trainer.
ACAP-Hickory gratefully acknowledges
as sponsors for the June ACAP Hickory program.
Hope you will join us for this important program!
To register for this FREE program, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-877-599-ACAP (1-877-599-2227).
Although designed for adult-child caregivers, ACAP programs are open to all.
ACAP-Hickory 2018 Programs
ACAP-Hickory provides information, resources, support and community for adult-children as we care for our aging parents and for ourselves. ACAP-Hickory meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 North Center Street, Hickory). (Please note that the December program is scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.) While the cost-free monthly educational programs are designed for adult-child caregivers, sessions are open to all who are interested. Advance registration is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate planning. To register for ACAP-Hickory programs, please email fhall@ACAPcommunity.org or call, toll-free, 1-877-599-ACAP (1-877-599-2227).
|Date and Time||Topic||Presenter|
|Tuesday, January 9||Who, What, Why, When, Where and How: Area Resources for Mom, Dad and Me||Presenter: Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging|
|Tuesday, February 13||When Mom or Dad Goes to the Hospital: What Families Need to Know||Presenter: Jonell Fields, RN, Transitions of Care Manager, Catawba Valley Medical Center|
|Tuesday, March 13||Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior & Project C.A.R.E. Support||Presenters: Julie Cook-Walker, Education Specialist, Foothills Region, Alzheimer’s Association, and Karen Phoenix, Project C.A.R.E. Family Consultant, Area Agency on Aging, Western Piedmont Council of Governments|
|April 10||Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Experiencing Aging||Presenter: Kim Harris, MA, Gerontology, Executive Director, Brookdale Hickory, Northeast|
|May 8||Palliative Medicine and Hospice: Caring for my Parent with Serious Illness||Presenter: Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director of Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice (NOTE: This program ONLY – Presented at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Family Life Center)|
|June 12||Caring for a Loved One with Dementia||Presenter: Kathy Long, RN, Vice President of Adult Services (retired), Senior Services, Winston-Salem, NC|
|July 10||Paying for Healthcare: Medicare & SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program)||Presenter: Catherine Fannon, Western Regional Manager, NC Department of Insurance, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)|
|August 14||The Adult-Child Caregiver at Work||Presenters: Susan H. Saylor, MS, Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care; Beth Harris Brandes, MSW; and Frances S. Hall, MEd, Co-Founder & Executive Director, ACAPcommunity|
|September 11||Home Sweet Home: Residential Options for Mom and Dad||Presenter: Ted Goins, President & CEO, Lutheran Services Carolinas|
|October 9||When Parents Leave Home: What to Know and How To Help||Presenter: Jennie Alwood, MFA, SMM-C, Owner, Here2Home|
|Friday, November 2||4th annual ACAP conference!!!||Stay tuned for details!|
|November 13||Planning for Facility Care While Preserving Assets for Your Family Under Medicaid & Special Assistance||Presenter: Kim Whitley, JD, Partner, Patrick Harper & Dixon|
|December 11||Spirituality of Aging & Caregivings||Presenter: Dr. David Ludwig, DMin., PhD, Professor Emeritus, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Associate Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church; clinical psychologist|
|Please check back for additional programs!|